Monthly Archives: July 2012

D.H. Lawrence

Born on September 11, 1885, David Herbert Lawrence was the son of a coal miner and a former schoolteacher. From his humble beginnings, he would go on to write some of the finest novels and  short stories of the early twentieth century. In addition to being the author of some of the most enduringly powerful fiction of his time, he was an accomplished painter, an insightful critic, and an innovative poet. In fact, it was a collection of his poetry, published by Ford Maddox Ford in a 1909 issue of the English Review, that launched him into the literary spotlight, though wider recognition and success came with the release of his 1911 novel The White Peacock. After the First World War, Lawrence and his wife, Frieda von Richthofen, left England (in a sort of self-imposed exile), for Italy. They remained there until 1922, when they decided to leave Europe entirely. After a brief stay in Australia, the two moved to North America, where they spent several years in Mexico and the United States before Lawrence’s failing health forced them to return to Europe. He died on March 2, 1930 in Venice, leaving behind him a body of work that includes such classics as Sons and LoversThe RainbowWomen in Loveand Lady Chatterley’s Loverwhich was famously prosecuted for obscenity in 1960 (see trial).

For more information on D.H. Lawrence’s early life and works, click here.


“D.H. Lawrence.” The Literature Network. Jalic Inc. 2012. Web. 31 July 2012.

Image of D.H. Lawrence. “Superior to all Others.” Daily Writing Quote. 5 June 2012. Web. 21 July 2012

Robertson, Geoffrey. “The trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Ltd. 22 October 2010. Web. 31 July 2012.


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Living the A&H Student Life

Fact: the experiences you will have at Western will be among the most important in your life.
While University life can be exciting, it also has its challenges.
Reflecting on those challenges and their iherent value, the Arts and Humanities Student Blog provides insights into such topics as achieving academic success, living away from home, making the most of your time at Western, and the value of an Arts degree, among others. The contributions to the blog are made by our very own A&H students.

The blog features several “Why A&H?” posts, in which students from various departments within the faculty share their reasons for pursuing an Arts degree.
Here are a few:

Endless Opportunities
The Critical Eye of the Arts Student
Life-long Partiers
Exercises in Creativity


The link to the Arts and Humanities Student Blog is also located on our Links page, along with other interesting and useful webpages.

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The Blog

Welcome to the English 1022E blog!
On the blog you will find useful and interesting information and links pertaining not only to English 1022E (Enriched Introduction to English Literature), but also to a myriad of things related to English and Arts and Humanities.
If you have suggestions for links, requests for information, or spot mistakes on the blog, please leave a comment.
Any questions that cannot be answered here should be directed to your Tutorial Leader and/or Dr. Bentley.
While you’re here, please check out the Links page.

Website Manager: Hana Elniwairi

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